Our Little Sentinel

She's a formidable taskmaster.
She doesn't miss a trick.


She waits by the door for her father to arrive home; like clockwork.


Although patience is not her strong suit.


She's just learning to count and cannot tell time (she's THREE!)
but she frequently and quite convincingly checks her watch.

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

She has that exasperated look down to a science.


It all adds to the drama....
and what's a girl's day without some drama, after all.

She's got the heart and tenacity of her mother;
the punctuality and sweet disposition of her father.

Just one look at her reminds us every single day
how incredibly fortunate we are to have our sweet little girl.

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  1. Oh boy....this just makes me smile and laugh and want to run down there and give her the biggest squeeze. Besides being beautiful, adorable and precocious - she's just so darned fascinating too. (Hmmm....I think I just described her mama too.)

    Love you girlie and miss you too.

  2. My daughter will do that same thing I'm sure when she is three. As soon as daddy walks in the door now her world stops. We are so blessed to have our little gals in our lives! Love the pictures too! ;)

  3. I love the story these pictures tell! I'm sure Dad loves the welcome home!!

  4. She is perfect Dita! I love her little pigtails. And her smile. And her watch. That is one fantastic watch : )

    I know you are insane-in-the-membrane busy this month. Wishing you the happiest of months!

  5. A little girl sitting by the door waiting for her daddy... doesn't get much sweeter than that. I'm sure she would make any bad day at work become long forgotten.

    She is such a precious beauty... you are truly blessed, no doubt!

    Love and blessings,

    Why do your posts always bring a tear to my eye and a smile to my face? :)

  6. Oh Dita she is just absolutely precious! I love these photos! She has her watch on and sunglasses in hand. I bet your hubby can't wait to turn the corner and drive up to see that adorable face waiting ever so patiently for him. :-)

    Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season so far.


  7. Oh she is SO CUTE! I love the pig tails and the vintage feel of this series!

    I can tell that she just adores her Daddy and I can just imagine her sitting there each day waiting for him to come home. There is something extra special about the love between our daughters and their daddies!

    Happy Holidays to you my friend!



  8. She is such a sweetie! Love the pictures of her waiting so patiently. She is a gift!

  9. She is one precious little girl! Love how she waits for her daddy and her expressions speak volumes.
    There is something so wonderful about that daddy/daughter relationship. :)



  10. I just had to giggle looking at her expressions - she wears her heart on her sleeve for sure!

    Great photos of your beautiful blessing :)

    Merry Christmas!

  11. Too cute! I love the texture you added to the photos. Merry Christmas!

  12. That little face always makes my heart skip a beat! She is such a doll, and I'm not just saying that. She really is! She's got so much spunk! She may be her father's twin, but her brains and cute 'tude is all YOU!!

  13. So sweet! Our children do the same thing each day - all 9 of them! They wait with such anticipation of his homecoming - they almost knock him over as he enters the door. We both never tire of it! One day they will be grown and we will miss this season!

    Blessings to you!

  14. What a cutie patootie!!!!

  15. Oh, this is adorable! Beautiful shots of your precious girl to tell that sweet story. Love the vintage look. And her watch!

    Erika B

  16. Great shots of your sweetie pie, she really is a perfect blend of her parents. You do good work you two!

    Glad you found a momet to catch us up with your world.

    Love V

  17. I love seeing her sweet face....gorgeous pictures of that little beauty of yours!!! She's got the best expressions :)

  18. So sweet! AA squeals with delight anytime she has been away from Daddy and then he returns. Such sweet children.

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  19. I agree with the rest that her expressions are so perfect and fitting...although isn't it life that us girls are always waiting for the me ;) And I noticed her shirt right away...PERFECT for these pictures!!! Love your b&w's...

  20. Such a sweetheart looking at her watch!

  21. Oh, how I love her little pout. Happy Christmas, Dita!